Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 12/17

posted Dec 18, 2015, 11:21 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Jan 29, 2016, 2:40 PM ]
WE NEED BAKERS!
It's the holiday season and the Staff Appreciation Committee is asking for volunteers to make or buy cookies and breads for the staff at Fallsmead to show our appreciation for all they do!

On the morning of Monday December 21st (before 9 am), we will be collecting cookies and breads for distribution to the staff. All cookies and breads are welcome but please label ingredients in the case of allergies. The staff will be given containers to make a take home package of treats.  Please contact Angela Weber with any questions.


FARMRAISER DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS
Thank you to all of the families that supported our first Farmraiser! All of the great produce is set to be deliveredthis Friday and SaturdayWe are still in need of 3 - 4 volunteers to assist with distribution, particularly on Saturday. If you are able to help, please sign up here.

Remember you can pick up your Farmraiser in the Staff Lounge order on Friday, December 18th from 3 pm - 6:30 pm or Saturday, December 19th from 8 am - 10 am

SCIENCE FAIR COMING SOON!
Calling all scientists! The Fallsmead Science Fair will once again take place early next year on Friday, February 19th. Winter break is a great time to get started with planning and experiments! Students in all grades (K - 5) are able to participate. Students can enter themselves, or with a group! Look for more information in your child's back pack soon! 
BOOK DRIVE THANK YOU
The Fallsmead Girl Scouts Troops want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all the families who donated books to the Book Drive. It brought in about 400 wonderful books for the Fallsmead teachers and about 100 books that were donated to the Perry Street Prep school in DC. Teachers and students are thrilled with the new books now available to them! Please start saving your books for next year's Book Drive!

IN NEED OF LAST MINUTE GIFTS?
Shopping on Amazon? Make sure to use this link and it will benefit Fallsmead! 

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Fallsmead Elementary School! Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop!!
VOTE FOR FALLSMEAD!
The Fallsmead office helpers have come up with a video skit submission for Michael & Son Plumbing Company's Jingle Sing Off Contest.  Please take a moment to go to the Michael & Son link to view and vote for Fallsmead.

We need your help!  The more votes we get, the greater the chance of winning $5,000 for our school! The office helpers worked very hard on this video, and we are very proud of them. Thank you for your support. The voting deadline is TOMORROWFriday, December 18th, so spread the word!

TRI-CLUSTER ROUNDTABLE
The public information meeting for the Tri-Cluster Roundtable (Magruder, Wootton, Gaithersburg Clusters) isTONIGHTThursday, December 17 from 7:30 to 9 pmat the Gaithersburg High School Media Center.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Ready for some after school fun? Are you a scientist? Try Experimentamania, electronics, robotics, or chess! Artist? Try pottery, cartooning, or Artbrains.  Builder? Try legos or DIY club. Musician? Try guitar. Active? Try tumbling, basketball, zumba, hockey or gym games. Actor? Try musical theater or Dr. Suess stories. World Traveler? Try Spanish.

We've got something for everyone!  After school activities are now open for registration.  Registration information and full schedule. Questions?  Email Shoshana Magazine.
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